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>>> up next on a second look, black gold in the golden state. where oil comes from in california. and the state's role in opening up the oil fields of saudi arabia. >> plus when you have a flat tire who do you call? we'll have the history of the aaa. >>> hello everyone and welcome to a second look. i'm frank somerville. tonight oil in california. one of the keys to the state's oil processing happens to be right here in the bay area. it's the chevron refinery in richmond. chevron's predecessor standard oil began construction on the refinery back in 1801 four years before richmond incorporated as a city. it first began processing oil in 1902. today the refinery has the capacity to take in 350,000- barrels a day and turn it into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, lubricating oil and others the refinery has been shut down since a fire at the refinery but chevron expects it to be back into capacity three months into the new year. in 1991 ktvu's george watson looked at how demand grew in the early part of the 20th century. >> in 1917 when america entered world war i it was supplying half of t
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
name. she same under attack for her handling of the attack at the u.s. consulate. >>> california coast will look different, how the sun and the moon play a part. >> back here in just a few minutes, showers back in your forecast, not only that it will get cold tonight, a frost advisory for parts of the bay area. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> an update on breaking news hanking right now -- happening right now, police are at the scene of a homicide, 83 avenue and "d" street. one block of 83 avenue remains closed as investigators go over the scene. no word on the victim or wha
defense. the jobs on the chopping block in california. >>> a woman who was missing for six days was found last night. paula lane is hospitalized tonight. her boyfriend did not survive. live in nevada where the family is keeping watch tonight. how is she doing? >> reporter: she is recovering tonight here at the medical center where we learned what she ate, what she drank, how she sheltered herself from the snow but her sister says she is alive thanks to one family member who would not stop searching for her. >> last night gave her the biggest kiss. >> reporter: paula lane's sister learned she was alive from her brother who went to search for her last night twice. >> he had this feeling. i don't know how to tell you. we can't stop him. we just knew -- let him do what he felt he had to do and god help him, he did the right thing. to hear him say i found her, i found her. i can't explain it for you guys. >> reporter: her brother found her long burns side road where they were trapped in the snow last thursday. her family says her boyfriend left the vehicle for help. and she left for hospital.
. >> the connecticut shootings are focus on mental health. california is working to expand mental health services on college campuses and fund more suicide prevention hot lines. california democrats are also asking the obama administration to match state's dollar for dollar on mental health service spending. >> and other bay area mayors are signed a national letter calling on the president to enact strong er gun control law. the letter asks the president to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. they also want to eliminate loopholes and create a national background check. you can go to ktvu.com for more coverage. we have a tab at the top of the home page which includes a story about how first responders are coping. >>> a deadly shooting outside of a hayward apartment complex. police say they received 911 calls for people who live at the complex on sleepy hollow at about 10:30 a.m. roosevelt foster was shot. police say the gunman got away. south state element t ri and martin luther king junior middle school went on lock down for about two hours z as a precaution. >> an east bay grandmoth
>>> good morning. we have developing news out of southern california. a big earthquake struck in the pacific ocean. we have the latest on possible tsunami warnings. >>> we are live in fremont where employees are set to meet earlier this morning where a fire destroyed their company yesterday. we'll have the latest. >>> they fake and they are here in the bay area. the scam that vallejo police are warning you to look out for. >>> clouds are increasing but what about any rain? would we get any out of this? and also as we head into the weekend. time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, december 14th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic. steve you have pam wearing a sweater. >> it was cold yesterday. >> all day i was cold. >> it's cloudy out there right now. we had clear skies for awhile. a lot of that cold air is trapped. a little system coming down the coast. could be a little mixed presip. highs today very cool. mainly low 50s. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now traffic on in
a long time ago. >> 100 years ago they controlled the p.u.c., ran california. today it looks like pg&e is running the p.u.c. >> reporter: what does that mean for you? the average bill will go up 88 cents a month next year, followed by $1.36 a month the next year. >> our plan sought out to simply meet new standards put forward by the c. p.u.c. >> reporter: with upgrade rural mains are next and that will cost more, that will come up at 6:00 p.m., consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the p.u.c. approved $150 million in statewide research. that research will explore better safety of energy systems, better technology to monitor systems for safety and how to get the most reliable wind and solar energy. >> we think that any research project that is too risky to be funded for share holders is too risky to be funded by rate payer. >> that will cost 30 cents a month. >>> we are learning new information about a fatal shooting at a apartment complex today. it happened about 10:45 a.m. this morning. 30 minutes ago police released the identity of the victim. officers say he was gunne
year decreased to 12 million. a year ago california was 11.2% but dropped to 9.8%. the californians stand at 1.8 million. more people are now looking for jobs and are being counted as officially unemployment. he says the california work place is changing. >> the direction that employment and work is moving in california, that is towards more contingent work, staffing companies, independent contractors, part time work is the factor, more than the unemployment rate. >> on wall street today, the markets closed at 10:00 a.m. worries over the fiscal cliff pushed stocks lower. dow off 51 points. nasdaq lost 8. s&p down three. >>> what might happen next year if congress doesn't avoid the fiscal cliff. a person earning 50-$75,000 a year would see a hike of $2,400. >>> gas prices in the bay area and around california are still dropping. that is according to aaa. the trend will continue into the new year. the average price of a gallon is $3.60-in san francisco. san jose $3.49. oakland $3.48. california is reflecting a national trend as demand is low and supplies are high. >>> back to the deve
if california's proposition eight is on that list. >>> time now 6:06. less than a month to go. it looks like congress is no closer from keeping the nation going over that list. the ball is in the republican's court. this is after geithner delivered a proposal from president obama. but house speaker john boehner says it is not a serious plan. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him and said you can't be serious. i just never seen anything like it. >> if they are going to force higher rates on virtually all americans because they are unwilling to let tax rates go up on 2% of americans, that is a choice we'll have to make. >> if congress doesn't act by the end of the year, tax rates will go up for everybody and across the board spending cuts will take effect. >>> back here at home muni and other agent res are thinking of a controversial plan for fare rates. they are planning on basing fares on how much money passengers earn. some people don't think it's fair that people that are struggling to pay their bills have to pay $64 for a monthly pass while senior citizens who often have more money are
. the california highway patrol said the slide washed out earth underneath the roadway. >>> a new report says dangerous carcinogens have been detected. ktvu's jade hernandez is live to tell us why retailers are being taken to court. >> this is one of the products that contain as high level of cancer causing flame retardant. it is just one project with a foam pad sold at target. >> reporter: these new parents trust the stores and companies where they buy their baby products. >> there is a sense of implied protection. >> reporter: but today they said they are headed to court and taking big named retailers with them. >> you don't need chemicals to make children's products safe. your demand is to take out the toxic chemicals and not replace them with some other chemical cousin. >> reporter: they tested products for cancer causing flame retardants. only 5 items contained safe levels. the law requires foam inside furniture to with stand a flame for 12 seconds. pushing companies to use high levels. >> the highest level in human bodies are in california. the highest levels in california are in babies
8 in california. we will go to alison burns in the washington d.c. bureau with the latest on the waiting game. alison? >> reporter: claudine, we could get word about more of the cases it will consider this term. now the justices met again behind closed doors to continue talking about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them, california's proposition 8. >> the supporters of prop 8 are hoping they wouldn't review prop 8 and it would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california and marriages could begin almost immediately. the court is also considering a number of changele-of challenges. we should tell you no news doesn't mean much. we have to wait until the court releases its next set of orders on monday. if we don't hear anything on monday, then the wait gets a little longer. we have to wait until january. reporting live, from washington d.c., alison burns. ktvu news. >>> well, a radio stunt by a pair of shock jocks took a tragic turn this morning. the nurse revealed confidential information has apparently committed suicide. tara moriarty has more. we
. >>> other leaders reacting throughout the day about this shooting. both of california senators were quick to send out statements this first one from senator dianne feinstein. she said quote i am horrified and incensed by today's tragedy in connecticut. these massacres don't seem to stop, they continue on and on. and governor barbara boxer says, this touches us all so deeply. and it is long past time that we enacted sensible gun laws and school safety legislation. >>> whenever there's a tragedy like this the debate over gun control heats up. coming up in less than 10 minutes a look at this case and california laws when it comes to guns. >> we want to know go live to newton connecticut, maribel aber is there. it's a little after 9:00 in the evening. it's been a long and difficult day. maribel can you giver -- give us an idea of what's happening in the community right now. >> hi gasia and ken. >> reporter: it's definitely a somber mood right now. if you don't know newtown is about an hour away from new york city. and to paint the picture here i mean it's an idealic town. behind me is trees.
restriction in california. >> in light of the connecticut shooting this is an appropriate way of dealing with a tragedy that i hope will never happen again. >> leland yee says he will reintroduce a bill to outlaw bullet buttons that enable the quick reloading of magazines. it would close a loophole in the assault weapons bans. he favors back ground checks but not more restrictions on the weapons themselves. >> we want people without issues to have a gun. >> leland yee introduced a similar bill in wake of the shooting in colorado but it failed to pass. the massacre is shedding new light on the issue of mental health, coming up the explore of more treatment. >>> a fam elin san francisco is real -- family in san francisco is reeling after a home invasion robbery. three men broke into a home about 2:00 a.m. this morning. police say the men bound 5 family members and ran stacked the home -- ransacked the home. >> this is one of those incidents that happened very quickly. >> nobody was hurt but they got away with $500 in cash and jewelry. >>> san francisco police are investigating the death of
through the weekend. right now, storm tracker 2, here is the wider perspective in northern california. snow showers, significant snow in fact heading out towards the sierra. right now as you can see, we take a closer look, scattered rain showers towards the mount ans, and around the hills, lingering rain. we will shift to the maps up and out towards discovery bay. brentwood, organized rain through the oakly area and the north bay scattered showers right now. things are changing as we head into early saturday morning. coming up, the timing of two more strong storms impacting the weekend and how much rain to expect for your neighborhood. >> now, the wet weather has people seeking a place to be dry. workers at the regional reception center in san jose say they have 250 beds but when the weather gets rough they open up space for 100 more people. >> it is wonderful it is here. a good facility. a warm safe place to get in out of the rain. >> the highway patrol warped about the dangers of slick roads especially for drivers in the santa cruz mountains. on the shoreline the storm surge drew on
a $100 sty fan. >>> people say now is the time to buy. tomorrow california's sales tax will go up one quarter percent statewide. it will increase to 7.5%. it may be small in comparison but some shoppers figure they will save a few extra dollars while they can. >> with the tax hikes and what have it, it will be more expensive. so why not save now? [ laughter ] >> the increase will last for four years but the good news the silver lining for consumers the sales increase does not apply to gas. >>> 4:37. let's get you out the door. let's two to tara. how does it look? >> it's looking pretty good. you used your trick with the credit card. that's my trick. cigarette work -- it works. >> it does. let's take a live look at your area freeways. traffic is moving along very nicely on the east shore freeway. at the bay bridge toll plaza we are not seeing any delays just yet into san francisco your drive is a nice one. 280 down in san jose same story. traffic looking good in both directions. here's steve. >>> thank you tara. a very good morning. very cold morning out there. the pattern is changing.
to be the big tool-senate bill 109 was the realignment bill that changed the way the california prison system operates and some argue has removed the ability of state to return sex- offenders to prison for parole violations. >> if you are a sex offender and on the run, that is not a low-level violation, folks that is series. >> reporter: one problem is cutting off the gps tracking advice is not a felony and because of jail overcrowding this kind of misdemeanor will not land a person back in county jail for long if at all. >> depending on what county you are in, if you are in fresno or stanislaus county they are not taking them because of overcrowding. >> after pouring through hundreds of pages of parolees on the look like we found one name, ortiz who was arrested for obsconding and failing to registers a sex offender, and he is now back behind bars, but for less than five months. after we aired our story, state senator ted lieu plans on introducing legislation very soon making it a felony for any parolee to disable their gps device. >>> coming up, how some holiday scanners operate. [ crick
is recommending a ban on all outdoor marijuana growing even though california law allows it. >> for consideration on december 11th. >> reporter: she is handing owe green fliers to neighbors taking on green of another kind grown anyway backyard behind her house. >> it smells like a skunk and i mean literally a skunk. first we thought we were being invaded with skunks and then we realized that somebody was cultivate marijuana. >> reporter: we first reported on complaints of this medical marijuana grow in october and the city confirm it was a legal medical marijuana collective, but next week they will recommend a citywide ban. >> we keep wasting time, money and resources on nothing. >> reporter: the owner of the home with the backyard grow says he is doing nothing wrong. he doesn't want to be identified for his own safety, but disputes the claim that his roughly 30 marijuana plants would attract crime. >> we grow it and distribute it and that is it there. is no traffic in and out. there is no, random high schoolers coming. >> this is something that we need to put a stop to, because otherwise, it
california, today it looks like pg & e is running the puc. >> reporter: what does that mean in dollars and cents for you, the average bill will go up 88-cents a month next year. followed by 1.36 a month the year after that. >> what our commission sought out to do was to simply meet new standard put forward by the cpuc that's why we had requested the rate payer financing. >> reporter: rural mains are next and that's going to cost a lot more. i'm consumer editor tom vacar, channel 2 news. >>> 12 california hospitals were fined today by the state's department of public health for failures that caused or were likely to cause serious injury or even death to patients. in the bay area kaiser oakland was fined $100,000 for not following instructions on a medical device. kaiser san rafael was fined $50,000 for improper surgical procedures with a patient. and ucsf was fined $75,000 for not following safe distribution of medication. >>> there's speculation that the world may be coming to an end at midnight. we'll show you how some people are spending what may be their final hours. >>> and live st
years ago southern pacific controlled the puc, they ran california, today it looks like pg & e is running the puc. >> reporter: what does that mean in dollars and cents for you, the average bill will go up 88-cents a month next year. followed by 1.36 a month the year after that. >> what our commission sought out to do was to simply meet new standard put forward by the cpuc that's why we had requested the rate payer financing. >> reporter: rural mains are next and that's going to cost a lot more. i'm consumer editor tom vacar, channel 2 news. >>> 12 california hospitals were fined today by the state's department of public health for failures that caused or were likely to cause serious injury or even death to patients. in the bay area kaiser oakland was fined $100,000 for not following instructions on a medical device. kaiser san rafael was fined $50,000 for improper surgical procedures with a patient. and ucsf was fined $75,000 for not following safe distribution of medication. >>> there's speculation that the world may be coming to an end at midnight. we'll show you how some pe
. no problem. >> reporter: assembly bill 109 was realignment bill that change the way the california prison system operate and removed the ability of the state to return sex offender to prison. >> if you're a sex offender and you're on the run, that's not a low level violation folks. that's big serious. >> reporter: we've learned that one big problem is cutting off the gps tracking device is not a felony. if an offender does it, he is not isn't back to prison. this kind of misdemeanor will nod land a person back in county jail for long. >> depending on what county you're in. if you're in fresno county, they're not taking parole violators because of overcrowding. >> reporter: sex offenders in fresno county who parole are not caught because over crowding. after pouring through hundreds of pages, we found maurice ortiz was arrested for failing are register as a sex offender. he is now back behind bars but for less than 5 months. >> after we aired our story, state senator ted leu we plans on introducing legislation very soon making it a felony for any parolee to disable their gps device. well
california. this system coming in and splitting. clouds sliding south. cold lows. chilly high temps. upper 40s very low 50s. a little breeze out toward the valley. nothing too outrageous. so cold morning. breezy in the valley. maybe some of the higher elevations as well. upper 40s or very low 50s. again close to the bay or also by the coast. and even temperatures starting off 30s and 40s tonight a little cold. mostly clear. partly cloudy. temperatures really dropping past. bundle up. the extended outlook not much going on here. there will be increasing clouds and maybe a system visiting us by the weekend. i think it will split and go south. >>> time now 5:10. another scathing report on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the policy changes for the state department recommended by the u.s. senate. >>> hillary clinton in the hospital. the treatment the secretary of state is receiving right now in new york. >>> 101 through san francisco traffic looking good. we'll take a look at your other bay area bridges coming up. >>> it is 5:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers
been diverted to. >> reporter: normally it could with stopped in southern california, but there is no one on the job to unload the cargo. on a rainy saturday night, cranes and dock workers were in motion at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreemen
pattern. high pressure is building off the california coast, way into the gulf of alaska and that will drive systems east of us and it will take care of the fog, maybe not until friday night or saturday. 52 in santa rosa. everybody is close here from santa rosa to oakland at 57 but as far as any rain at least in this pattern, things will change towards the middle or the end of the month and mainly in the valley, there is some on the coast and it is a dry forecast and it will take us not only into sunday but north as well. into the weekend, it should mean a decrease in the fog. some fog out there, mr. drizzle, my friend down there said mr. drizzle is down there this morning. 60s on the temperatures, and that's santa clara valley. fremont pleasanton, not much change, temperatures are holding stead dig, not a lot of sunshine and no rain. >> time now 6:11, a story about immigration and a trend when it comes to legal immigration, why fewer people are coming to the such. >> we have a traffic story where police say a man imprisoned his ex-wife. stay tuned. . >> a man imprisoned
bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a man was shot in a standoff with the s.w.a.t. team. that standoff started yesterday afternoon when police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the fast food restaurant and follow some boulevard. they discover -- folsom boulevard. they discovered there were two hostages. >> they were forced to take action to end this safely. >> neither of the employees were hurt. the suspect was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries,. >>> new this morning, a motorcyclist is in critical condition after being hit in oa
was the bill that changed the way the california prison system operated and some argues that removed the ability of the state to return sex-offenders to prison for parole violations. >> if you are a sex offender on the run, that is not a low- level violation, folks that is big serious. >> reporter: we have learned one big problem is cutting off a gps tracking device is not a felony, so if an offender does it he is not sent back to prison and because of jail overcrowding this misdemeanor will not land a person back in jail. >> corrections parole reports from last month show sex offender who violated and parole are not locked up in froze know jail because of overcrowding. after pouring through hundreds of pages of paroles we found one who was failing to registers a sex offender among other charges of he is now back behind bars, but for less than five months. >>> after we aired our story, state senator ted lui said he plans on introducing legislation make it a felony for any parolee to disable their gps device. >>> when we return, how some scammers use the warmth of your holiday heart
of the california legislature took the oath of office. democrats now have a 2/3 majority. what the new supermajority means for the state. >> reporter: with that, the democrats supermajority was set. essentially one party rule in the senate and assembly. >> i really believe that this is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republicans still have a voice, but no power. >> as a minority party, some may call us the super minority part, we're pretty much on the sidelines. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watchdogs on the democrats new 2/3 majority. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic supermajority. we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility, and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats have not outlined an agenda, but senator mark leno is asking for a big change to proposition 13 to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters in their areas to be able to reinvest in a very underfunded educational system. >
unemployment benefits the a deal can't be reached. a big deal of those people live in california. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county who would lose their benefits. >>> the national association of realtors says its index of pending home sales rose 1.5% in november to its highest levels in 2-1/2 years. the index came in at 106.4. 100 is the minimum level considered to be healthy. >>> on wall street today the looming fiscal cliff deadline pushed stocks lower. the dow fell 158 points. >>> two deaths in five hours, it was an especially deadly night in oak land. help is resting on outsider to bring peace to this city. >> reporter: opd is bringing in a big name with a very big reputation. some are wondering if that one person can be the change people want to see on the street. this afternoon crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence in one of two homicides that happened within a five hour period. >> we hear things happening in oakland but most of the time international avenue and other places. >> reporter: but last night the cri
in northern california. >> and reaction from the bay area's gay community as the battle over same sex marriage heads to the supreme court. >> complete bay your news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome. it's saturday december 8th. >> cold start to the weekend. let's check in with rosemary. foggy. >> right. you foggy for some, frigid for most and slightly warmer by the afternoon. we are waking up with mostly clear skies, some of us to near freezing and some of that fog is dense. i will take a look at it coming up. >> two teens were arrested overnight after a pipe bomb was set off inside a mailbox in a neighborhood. we are live now with more on the damage caused. >> reporter: it all started a report about an explosion in pleasant hill, close to the sun valley mall. what exploded was a pipe bomb somebody putin side that mailbox. that's what is left of it. nobody in the neighborhood was hurt but several residents reported seeing a red suv leaving the area. police spotted that suv outside college park high school and found another pipe bomb inside the vehi
at a bank in fremont. this is at the california bank and trust in the fremont hub. the bank was boarded up and a guard watched the property overnight just to protect the money inside. firefighters say they had to break-in to the bank to find the source of the flames and battle the fire. >> smoke coming from the roof. they forced president are you into the bank and there was a fire on the second floor. it was in the wall. >> took 40 minutes to get the fire under control. who investigators were called into figure out what caused the fire. the bank will bet shut down for a few days until investigators can finish their work. >> police are searching for the gun men in two separate shootings. in the first a bullet wounded eyeing bystander. that happened just after 10:00 p.m. the female is listed in stable condition. a couple hours later at midnight a man was shot on the 1700 block of 13th street. he is in stable condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a rising crime rate just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. he is expected to take over in february. he must also tackle i
employee the ticket was from arizona. the winner has 180 days to claim his prize. >> california ban on gay conversion therapy is heard in court. the lawsuit takes effect january 1st. prohibits the use of techniques to change the sexualorien take of gay minors. this morning in sacramento lawyers for counselors and parents who support gay therapy asked a judge to block the measure. they say it violates speech and religious. >>> advocates and opponents of same sex marriage in california will have to wait until monday to see if the supreme court will take up this issue. rob roth reports on the steps they are taking in san fran if california's ban is overturned. >> reporter: here at city haul this couple got married. this couple wanted to get married. they were hoping to find out if same sex marriage is legal in california. but, after closed doors the justices took no action on proposition 8 or any of the cases involving same sex marriage. >> we are in the same waiting pattern we have been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that is when the high court w
. >>> a mystery tonight in southern california after four people were found dead outside of a home p in a quiet -- home in a quiet neighborhood. >>> tomorrow could be decision day on proposition 8. how it could have a national impact. >>> a viewer sent us this video. take a look t. this is what it looked like the creek was -- take a look at this. this is what it looked like as the creek was rising. we went to the scene of a crash and explains how three firefighters were injured. >> reporter: it was not supposed to happen it this way, but shortly after firefighters arrived on it this accident scene for help they ended up needs help themselves. >> of the four transported three are our employeeees. >> reporter: this after multiaccidents on the same spot. >> reporter: the first, a vendor bender, the second, a car hitting the fire truck and the third. >> the third one was a chevy taho that lost control and -- tahoe that lost control and hit the fire truck and flipped and hit three civilians. three firefighters were rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. two of them will require s
in livermore. the california highway patrol says two cruisers were involved in the chase that hit speeds of 100 merles. one of the crews flipped over. the other parole car pulled him over and arrested the suspects. >>> another high-speed chase ended with the driver being arrested. it ended when the car landed in a yard after hitting a house. the suspect ran away but he was arrested afterward while hiding a block away. it started before 3:00 a.m. this morning when officers tried to stop the speeding car. no one was hurt. >>> the supreme court again today delayed a decision on prop 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. the court took no action on whether to review the challenge. it is expected to release its decision on friday. if they choose not to review gays and lesbians couples will have the right to marry in california. >>> president obama warned the syrian rezeme the use of weapons -- today the president pledged continued u.s. support for the rebels. and he warns the president the world is watching. >> if you make the mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held
. >>> millions of dollars but nobody to claim it, and the state of california has $14 million in tax refunds but nobody to send them to. they rang up to $35,000 and to see if you have anyone claimed money click on links to the tax board. >>> california is looking good. it has not been so bad for us so far but doctors say get a flu shot. keizer said there are more than a million and every year 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu related ill necessaries. >>> -- illnesses. >>> according to the little hoover commission, it could be costly because of poor planning and lack of oversight. california produced a third of its electricity from solar wind and other renewable 20/20. >>> also they will make california public schools greener. they would upgrade the energy efficiency in public schools in california. it's being introduced by a state senate woman in los angeles and funding would come from the recently passed prop 39 which comes from the clean energy fund. >>> a royal baby is on the way and the dutches of cambridge is pregnant. she is being treated for acute morning sickness. here is
california to set aside and hold unlawful secretary salazar's november decision. the lawsuit also requests the park service grant them a ten-year special use permit. >> we have eight or ten million oysters out there at different stages of dwropment. if we have to shut our doors in 90 days, all that food has to be destroyed. >> the drakes bay oyster company produces about 40% of the total production in california of oysters and so the outcome of this lawsuit could very well impact the price californians pay at the restaurant table or the market. reporting live from drakes beach. ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jana. >>> once again protesters took off their clothes today as san francisco supervisors gave final approval on a ban on public nudity. as we've been reporting the ordnance stems from complaints about knew diss in the city's castro district. violation of their free speech rights and say they will fight it. >> this is amazing. we are really leading a world battle against oppression. >> i gave this about two years to run its course and rather than running its course, it got more ext
here in california if those automatic trigger cuts take affect. >>> he really does not know if his wife is going to run for president in 2016. he is in the bay area and it is part of the colleges celebrity speaker series. answering a question from the audience, hillary rodham clinton is in great shape and has unbelievable stamina but needs to rest up before deciding what she wants to do next. she said she does not want to continue as hillary rodham clinton for president barack obama's second term. >>> and in connection with the robberies at the toll booths, they broke the stories in february and at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. they have been on the loose for months and chp said they would announce more information today. >>> 505, lafayette officials say it will take a million dollars to fix a giant sinkhole. that huge hole opened during the major storm that hit us last sunday. a clogged storm drain added to the problems. they have set up a temporary channel but they are still searching for a pipe to make a more permanent fix. >>> and stretch of highway one is cl
is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don't think this -- this breeze can helpster things up a little bit. still some low clouds around. i'm seeing breaks in the clouds for san jose. kind of a cooler pattern with the northwest wind. mostly sunny,
. >>> california's population appears to be holding steady between july of 2011 to july of here. it brings california's population to 37.8 million people. san mateo county was one of five to postthe largest growth. >>> good night to watch the meteor shower. most of it will get going around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. the skies are mostly clear out there and it's going to be a new moon. bundle up if you're going to be going outside. it is going to be cold out there. a frost advisory already in effect for parts of the east bay. that doesn't mean you're hot going to have frost in the north bay or south pay. you'll be scraping some ice then we have a chance for some sprinkles. back here, we have that computer model and it roll spwaos the bay area weekends with a chance -- rolls into the bay area weekends with showers. >>> speaking of meteors, the spectacular show over the bay area and just how long it'll last. >> they had a want for an illegal meth lab. i don't know how to make meth, why would i. >> reporter: up first new >>> we have new information tonight about the moments leading up to tue
for $43. >> hopefully by tomorrow they'll be gone. >> reporter: in half-moon bay, cara liu. >>> california's population appears to be holding steady between july of 2011 to july of here. it brings california's population to 37.8 million people. san mateo county was one of five to postthe largest growth. >>> good night to watch the meteor shower. most of it will get going around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. the skies are mostly clear out there and it's going to be a new moon. bundle up if you're going to be going outside. it is going to be cold out there. a frost advisory already in effect for parts of the east bay. that doesn't mean you're hot going to have frost in the north bay or south pay. you'll be scraping some ice then we have a chance for some sprinkles. back here, we have that computer model and it roll spwaos the bay area weekends with a chance -- rolls into the bay area weekends with showers. >>> speaking of meteors, the spectacular show over the bay area and just how long it'll last. >> they had a want for an illegal meth lab. i don't know how to make meth, why would i. >> repo
of a residential building where the man is hold up. jade hernandez is live at california and larkin with late details. jade? >> ken, police say a man who's threatening he has a weapon is refusing to come outside his apartment. traffic is being diverted from california to larkin and the streets between larkin and hyde are closed. no pedestrian traffic is being allowed through at this hour. 30 minutes ago, san francisco police spokesman told us a hostage negotiator is out here. the department has a s.w.a.t. team and their technical command post set up. police cannot confirm whether or not this man has a person inside the apartment with him. but let's take a look at the video we captured earlier when we arrived, which was shortly after police arrived here in the 1400 block of california. officer carlos tells us dispatchers received a call about 6:30 this evening from a man who told them he had overheard a domestic dispute next door. when the neighbor tried to find out what was wrong, the man threatened him, saying he had a weapon. when officers arrived, they called for backup. that's when tactic
the question becomes, how far can they get. >> reporter: i'm confident that california schools are safe. >> reporter: california's superintendent expects new discussions about metal detectors at schools and camera systems, fences and guards. he has alerted all 1,100 school districts to review their plans. >> we can't live in fear and have every school be a closed fortress of some kind. it's a place of learning. >>> schools around the country are trying to reassure anxious parents and in some places putting extra security in place for tomorrow. >> monday is going to be the safest day. >> this mom ice skating today with her 6-year-old daughter points out sandy hook school had a locked front door. visitors had to be buzzed in but the gunman blew himself in. >> it's not going to stop somebody, if that's their intention they think about it and then they do it. >> you still have to be free to roam and their children but i think adults have to be more aware. >> reporter: state legislators say schools like any civic building or public area are vulnerable because they are accessible. >> schools
: the california highway patrol reports drunk driving has already caused 15 fatal crashes on california roadways during this first part of the long holiday weekend. that's compared to just three deaths during the same period a year ago. >> when you mix alcohol and you mix the rain, you have a bad recipe there and it's usually a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: in the first two days of a maximum enforcement period in the bay area the chp says there have been three fatal crashes and 111 dui arrests. >> we've seen a lot of people being involved in collisions because they might have a little alcohol on board and be driving way above the speed limit. >> reporter: we saw that ourselves driving on 880 this afternoon. each chp officer in the bay -- office in the bay area are sending out special teams to look for dui drivers. >> as many as fremont can get out i appreciate it. i'm sorry they can't be with their family but believe me, as a citizen of fremont i greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: despite this recent spike in arrests, the numbers have been steadily declining over the last several years. in
. in california 2 officers died this year compared to 10 last year, which is an 80% drop. he was shot during a traffic stop in september and he was gunned down in april. >>> police released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week. he was gunned friday night on 65th street. investigators are not releasing any information about suspects or a motive. it was the second homicide in emeryville this year. >>> san francisco police are searching for a teenager who escaped. a transport service was bringing the 16-year-old by the -- boy to the center. the teen somehow managed to escape. the driver tried to chase the teen but lost track of him. officers say the boy from extradited from southern california. he was black, and was last seen wearing a glittery black tank top and dark acid-wash jeans. >>> a lawsuit has been filed in the case of misconduct by san francisco police officers. he filed the lawsuit on behalf of three people who say they were wrongfully arrested last year. they said the police officers said they had permission to conduct drug searches. the city hasn't responded. >>> pg
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era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republican still have a voice but no power. >> some call us the super minority party. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watch dogs. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic super majority and we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility. and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats haven't outlined an agenda but he is proposing a bold change to the proposition 13, to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters to be able to reinvest in a very under funded educational system. >> more details now. 7 of the 38 represent the bay area. all but one are democrats. jerry hill is leaving his seat to become a state senator. he will over see district 13. >>> the founder of mcafee said he left belize. a reporter spoke to john mcafee and asked him if the accusations are true, that he killed his neighborhood. >> reporter: did you kill him -- killed his neighbor? >> reporter: did you kill him? >
of the california legislation were sworn in today. it is now controlled by democrats of the so called super majority. >> reporter: and with that the democrat super majority was set. essentially one party rule and assembly. >> i really believe that that is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> democrats celebrated. republicans still have a voice but no power. >> i am a minority party. >> republicans say they will serve as watchdogs of the democrats new two thirds ma -- majority. >> this historic super ma scoretism we intend to use it with -- majority. we intend to use it with purpose and with humility and with great strength. >> democrats have not outlined an agenda, but the senator is proposing a bold change to make proposition 13 easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters in their local area to be able to reinvest? a very underfunded educational system. >> governor brown has indicated that he will be a check on legislative democrats when it comes to raising taxes. and the super majority could be short lived with
, the same group of governors will meet with john boehner. california governor jerry brown is not among the group. >>> 7:15. the owner of the drake's bay oyster company is plotting a legal response to the federal decision to shut down his operation. he said he will not give up. the operating permit expired last month at the national seashore. the company was told it will have to leave within 90 days and that area will return to wilderness. >>> oakland's largest pot club gets a key victory in court. a judge ruled that harborside medical center cannot be ejected and they cannot kick them out because it is not breaking state law. now, the landlord will decide again in federal court on december 20th. she wants them out because a federal prosecutor is threatening to seize the property. >>> southern california leaders are demanding that the county be reimbursed for more than $12,000. "the san jose mercury news" show that he used a tax-funded credit card to pay for casino stays, rental car upgrades. he said he will reimburse the county for many expenses within 30 days. but he's disputing some
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